Zarif calls for expansion of Iran-Thailand all-out ties

Tehran, Jan 24, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Sunday that Iran is fully ready to expand all-out relations with Thailand.

Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai.
‘Iranian market could play a pivotal role in several arenas with Thai partners,’ Zarif added.

During the visit, the ways for fostering mutual political and economic cooperation were discussed.

Touching upon Iran-Thailand ancient relations, Zarif reiterated that Tehran is fully ready to expand its mutual cooperation with Bangkok.

Reminding Iran-Thailand cooperation in international and regional levels, he said Tehran is fully ready to cooperate in the fields of sustainable development aimed at fostering peace, stability, counter-terrorism efforts and terrorism.

Pramudwinai, for his part, described the achievements of Thailand-Iran joint economic commission for fostering mutual cooperation as fruitful.

He also expressed that mutual cooperation could be expanded in all arenas.

Pramudwinai, heading a delegation, arrived in Tehran on Sunday morning.

A delegation consisting of 50 people including merchants and Thai companies’ officials are accompanying the Foreign Minister.

Currently, Iran owns only a $99m-share of Thailand’s $200b market.

In the wake of lifting anti-Iran sanctions, Iranian merchants have an eye on Thailand’s markets to export their products.

Iranian companies also tend to participate in Thailand’s infrastructural plans.